Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that enjoy using the awesome Raspberry Pi Zero which was launched last year priced at just $5, may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created to provide a little extra functionality in the form of the RasPiBox.
The new PCB and outer case contacts to the Raspberry Pi Zero via an internal USB cable to the internal USB hub. This USB hub provides 4 x USB ports, check out the video below to learn more.
Enabling user to connect WLAN sticks, USB memory sticks, keyboards, USB-Relays and other USB devices to the Raspberry Pi Zero.
The breadboard area can be used to add other interfaces (RS485, RS232, inputs and outputs etc.) to the Raspberry Pi Zero. Along the edges of the proto area, some important GPIOs (I2C/SPI/UART) and power pins (5V/3.3V/GND) are connected and marked. You can connect your work via 4 terminals with the world ouside the enclosure. The PCB fits perfectely in an optional 3 module cap rail enclosure 53,5mm x 90mm x 58mm (W x H x D) for EN50022 DIN rails. It’s easy to install it in a control cabinet.
Features include :
– milled 3 module DIN rail enclosure
– assembled pcb with socket to plug a Raspberry Pi Zero
– integrated voltage regulator (input voltage 9..35V via 2 was terminal block)
– integrated 4 port USB hub
– breadboard / proto board for own circuits
– marked SPI, I2C and UART connectors beside the breadboard area
– 2x 2 way terminal blocks to connect external componets to the breadboard
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